PRESS RELEASE April 5, 2000

Apple Adds 10 New Music and Video Channels to QuickTime TV

Sony Music and ZDTV Lead New QTV Lineup

INTERNET WORLD, LOS ANGELES—April 5, 2000—Apple® today added 10 new channels to its QuickTime™ TV (QTV) network, the Internet's highest quality network for streaming audio and video. The new channels expand the diversity of QTV's programming with international content, major— and independent-label music, industry news, fitness, comedy and short films. New QTV content providers include: Beggar's Banquet Records, Caroline's Comedy Club, Cipher New Media, Global Music Network from the UK, HyperTunez from France, IFILM, Oddcast, Pitch TV, Sony Music and ZDTV.
“QuickTime TV is the best entertainment network on the Internet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “QTV now streams over 40 premium channels of music, video and news from leading content providers right onto your Mac or Windows desktop, for free.”
“We're pleased to add our Video Music Network to the impressive collection of channel partners on the QuickTime TV network,” said J. David Waldman, vice president, New Technology and Business Development, Sony Music Entertainment. “We've been streaming video content in QuickTime on the Sony Music website for about five years and we're excited to know that starting today, QuickTime's advanced technology will enable QuickTime users everywhere to access a unique channel of full-length videos from their favorite artists.”
“ZDTV.com is the world's largest supplier of streaming video about technology and the digital lifestyle, and is a key part of our converged TV and web programming,” said Greg Drebin, senior vice president of Programming and Production at ZDTV. “We're thrilled to now offer ZDTV content in QuickTime, with its enhanced technological features, to our audience.”
The new channels join the QTV network's growing lineup of leading music, video and news providers, including: ABCNEWS.com, BBC WORLD, Bloomberg, Disney.com, ESPN.com, FOXNews.com, FOXSports.com, HBO, The Knitting Factory, NPR, Rhino Records, RollingStone.com, VH1, Virgin Radio, Warner Bros. Records, Inc., The Weather Channel and WGBH Boston.
Macintosh® and Windows users can view QTV's diverse content using Apple's QuickTime 4 player, which is available as a free download from www.apple.com/quicktime.
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